9.1 Proposal: Printing support

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 21 16:31:51 EDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 09:35 -0700, david at lang.hm wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
> >> *But*, we should be able to:
> >>    *  Print postscript (or pdf, or whatever, just pick *one*) to
> >> school server via CUP (IPP?), and install a "decent selection" of
> >> printer drivers on the school server. Control panel for 'default
> >> printer name', fixed to 'XS' by default.
> >
> > Ok - adding the XS side of this is something we can do in the 9.1 lifecycle.
> >
> > As I mentioned in my other email, the mechanical part of getting
> > printing done is not the most interesting part of the job. It's the
> > social issues around it -- handling of quotas, priorities, etc that I
> > think deserve most attention. Paper, ink and printer time are
> > extremely valuable.
> printer selection needs to happen on the client, but all the other things 
> that you list are server-side issues, aren't they?
> David Lang
Only in the sense that when the application runs that wants to print you
need to tell it which printer it is to use.However, if there is only one
printer and that is made the default,even that does not have to be done.

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